Huw Mcdonald
  • Regional Recruitment Director, Central Region


CY South Africa '05

Why I serve: I serve because I have seen first-hand the power that young people have to make a difference in the lives of others.

Fun Fact: I was born and raised in South Africa and was lucky enough to serve in the inaugural corps of City Year's first international site in Johannesburg.

Advice: Becoming a corps member was the best decision that I ever made. I met people and experienced life in ways that I would never have dreamed of. If you want to learn more about yourself than you thought was possible, be stretched and challenged on a daily basis, grow emotionally and intellectually, and do all of this while making a difference in the lives of students who really need you, then City Year is your home. 

Kenya Warren-Hollins
  • Regional Recruitment Manager, Central Region


Why I serve: I serve because I am contributing to something so much bigger than myself. 

Fun Fact: I married my best friend!

Advice: Be the change you want to see in the world. 


Melissa Cano
  • Regional Recruitment Manager


Why I Serve: I serve because most of our global and national problems can be solved by mankind if we are determined to unlock the potential of every child. One child today may hold the cure for cancer in the future. One child today may hold the discovery for the most efficient energy source for the future. The possibilities are endless but every child needs the right support today. 

Fun Fact: I am ambidextrous, especially when it comes to playing sports and musical instruments. 

Advice: What you get out of City Year depends on what you put into it. Always challenge yourself and go outside your comfort zone! 

Sarah Roeder
  • Regional Recruitment Manager


Why I Serve: I serve because I believe every child has great potential and it's our job to help them discover it. 

Fun Fact: In 8th grade, I made the game winning basket for the last game of the season- but it was for the opposing team. Whoops.

Advice: In order to make a difference, it takes more than lip service, you have to work hard at it! Your year of service is designed to make an impact in the community you will serve, and to also give you professional development, personal reflection and growth. Give a year, and let City Year help to open doors for future scholarships, loan forgiveness, career opportunities and readiness.